Olde Rope Mill Park Avalanche Trail Loop

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Olde Rope Mill Park Avalanche Trail Loop is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Woodstock, Georgia that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.6 miles
403 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running





wild flowers



The trails here: Explorer (~3.5 miles total; dirt) Avalanche (~6.25 miles total; dirt) The Mill (~5.1 miles total; dirt) Trestle Rock (~.5 mile; paved) Each dirt trail is made up of loops that are "stacked" so you can choose your mileage. Mtn bikes have priority, but foot traffic is welcome. All trails here are directional by day of the week. The directions below are for mountain biking. If hiking/running, go the OPPOSITE way of the bikers! Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri Clockwise or To the left Tue/Thu/Sat Counter-Clockwise or To the right

5 days ago

Lots of up/downs & windy trails. Probably really fun for mountain biking

6 days ago

nice walking trail once you cross the bridge and turn right. didn't run into any bikers

2 months ago

This is a mountain bike trail - so bikes should be respected at all times, and pedestrian traffic should be in the opposite direction. This is well marked at the start of the trailhead. That said, your best bet for hiking or trail running is very early or late in the day, so that you are not in the bikers way (because, after all, this is a biking trail first and foremost).

Great single track trail with a good variety of obstacles. Green, Blue, and Red sections loop - so you can add more distance to the walk as desired. Nothing really scenic - just a walk in the woods.

3 months ago

Skip this trail if you want to go hiking in the woods. The only walking trails are really paved beside the river. Once you’re in the woods, it’s a constant barrage of mountain bikes speeding toward you and then getting upset if you don’t see them in time.

3 months ago

Nice and very scenic. Loved this park! Will be back soon!

5 months ago

Well maintained by SORBA. Diverse terrain of deciduous and pine trees, rises and falls, straightaways and switchbacks. Must stay alert for bikes AND roots/rocks. Avalanche loop 1 & 2 take you above the Little River at a dam and another white water spot. You can hear I-575 traffic, especially in winter. Avalanche loop 3 escapes car noise.

9 months ago

It's ok - trails need work and you have to dodge bikes that you often don't see in time

11 months ago

Trails seemed geared towards mountain biking rather Rahman hiking. It's pretty easy to get lost as well.

11 months ago

Lots of biking trails but the walking trail is really short.

mountain biking
11 months ago

There was only 1 walking trail! There was a lot of mountain bike trails, so you can't walk on the trails or you will get runned over by a mountain biker! It was only a 10 minute walk there and back on the walking trail! There were tons of people canoeing in the lake! So I would recommend that!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

very crowded on the trails for walking.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Very scenic

trail running
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Love it. Lots of ways to stop and take in the scenery and you can bring your dog!

mountain biking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

I rode the trail for the first time. A lot of fun. The trail flowed perfect. It rained a few hours before I got there and was very muddy but that just added to the fun. Can't wait to return.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Great little park. Lots of places to swim, bike, hike or hang a hammock. A popular launch spot for kayaks too. Parking is really limited, so you might have trouble finding a spot on the weekends, but there's an overflow lot that's not too far of a walk. I find if I come here closer to dusk I need to wear bug spray, which is my only real complaint. There's lots of pools of standing water along the trail we generally walk, which just breeds mosquitoes. I get eaten alive here if I'm not prepared.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Great place to geocache as well as beautiful scenery

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

I go here quite frequently because it's only a ten minute drive from my house. I love the walk and my dog enjoys splashing around in the water. The only cons are the lack of parking and the crowds. On sunny days expect to park far away and deal with high traffic on the trail.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

good trail some spots are deep and Rocky when you hit the RR tracks I have made it half way! not a trail I recommend for smaller children as you can see above I got stuck carrying my 3 yr 3 miles

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Because of the snow and ice the road to the park was closed not far down from the gas station. Added about .8 miles more to the hike to get into the park. Perfect cold winter weather for a hike, no bikes but there was some idiots on quads and four wheelers tearing up the sod near the picnic pavilion.

Friday, December 09, 2016

An adventurous balance of switchbacks and small elevations, Avalanche 1 and 2 loops are dotted with beautiful ferns in a lush hardwood forest above the Little River. Twice I passed white water below.

Traveling against the mountain bike traffic is no problem. Most travelling on wheels are friendly enough to thank me for yielding and let me know if they are aware of more bikes behind them.

mountain biking
Monday, December 05, 2016

Most of these are really mountain bike trails and not so much hiking trails. There's a couple hiking only trails to the old rope mill, but I'd stick to Kennesaw Mtn or Pine Mtn to get any real hiking cardio in.

Monday, November 28, 2016

it's a fun day spot with the family. Nothing to hard and my boys love to fish here as well. I grew up five minutes down the road and I very much appreciate what they've done here.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Poor setup....not safe for hikers....should have days for biking only and days for hiking only....bikers will run you over! I only gave it 2 stars!

mountain biking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

lots of options due to smaller loops

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Hiked Avalanche 1, 2 and 3...in snow! Was a treat for this snow-loving northerner to get to experience a great trail and some winter weather. No bikes to contend with because of the weather. Really enjoyed this hike and think it's on the easier end of the moderate scale - great if you're looking to up your distance without adding elevation gain just yet.

Friday, July 22, 2016

great if I could figure out how to get out once in awhile. totally my fault. need colour marks for directionally challenged

Sunday, July 17, 2016

These seem to be excellent trails for bikers, however if you intend on hiking it's not the best. Those on bikes don't make any attempt to slow down if they're coming toward you which can be challenging if you have a dog and must jump out of the way. If you enjoy paved paths there's a significantly shorter yet beautiful area to walk along.

trail running
Monday, June 13, 2016

Mtn bike trails- lot of switchbacks and pumps. Restroom completion is on way.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Love this trail.

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